Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #43, December 11, 2007.

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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Press Release, Periodical:

A. "Employment Projections: 2006-16," (December 4, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 10p.).

B. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 130, No. 11, November 2007, .pdf format).

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next MLR is released, this one, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

C. Occupational Outlook Quarterly (Vol. 51, No. 3, Fall 2007, .pdf format).

2. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "International Trade: An Analysis of Free Trade Agreements and Congressional and Private Sector Consultations under Trade Promotion Authority" (GAO-08-59, November 2007, .pdf format, 91p.).

B. "Bankruptcy: Implementation of Reform Act's Debt Reaffirmation Agreement Provisions (GAO-08-94, December 2007, .pdf format, 63p.).

3. Internal Revenue Service Periodical: Statistics of Income Bulletin (Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall 2007, .pdf and Excel format, 304p.).,,id=176139,00.html

4. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report: "Informing Food and Nutrition Assistance Policy: 10 Years of Research at ERS," by Victor Oliveira (Miscellaneous Publication MP-1598, December 2007, .pdf format, 60.).

Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs: FANRP Research Findings:

5. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Dec. 5-11, 2007 are available at the site.

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US States:


Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Periodical: Monthly Economic Indicators (October 2007, .pdf format, 5p., with data in Microsoft Excel format).


Stats Indiana Update: Stats Indiana has updated the following tables: "Local Unemployment (all counties & places with population 25,000 plus)" (updated through October 2007).

A. Local Unemployment (all counties & places with population 25,000 plus)" (updated through October 2007).

Data tables:

Topic Page:

B. US County Profile (2006):

C. "Building Permits with State and Local Estimates (October 2007)

Data tables:

Topic Page:


State Data Center Updates: The SDC issued the following updates on Dec. 7, 2007: "Iowa Quick Facts."

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NGOs and Other Countries

European Commission:

Eurostat Periodicals:

A. Statistics in Focus. The latest issues (07/122, 07/124-07/125 .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:,49287715&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&ci=1130657,0

B. Data in Focus.The latest issues (07/24-07/25, .pdf format), are now available at the DIF website.,45972494&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&mo=containsall&ms=&saa=&p_action=SUBMIT&l=us&co=equal&ci=62992790,0&po=matchany&pi=,&an=product_type&ao=containsall&av=ITY_&as=0&ad=text&na=1&ob=41,0


International Monetary Fund:

A. The latest Country Reports span the time period from Dec. 4-11, 2007 (No. 07/377).

B. International Monetary Fund Periodical: Finance and Development (Vol. 44, No. 4, December 2007).


Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation Periodical: OECD Economic Outlook (No. 82, December 2007). Selections are available online, including the complete statistical annex (Microsoft Excel format, click on italicized table titles for links).,3343,en_2649_201185_20347538_1_1_1_1,00.html



Instituto Brasiliero de Geographie e Estatistica (IBGE) Report: "Demografia Das Empreses" (Demography of Enterprises) 2005" (November 2007, .pdf format, 72p.). The report is in Portuguese.



Statistics Iceland News Release: "Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters in 2006 and the world catch 2005" (No. 145/2007, Dec. 11, 2007). Note: the news release links to a report: "Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters 2006 and the world catch 2005" (December 2007, .pdf format, 16p.). The report is in Icelandic, tables and charts are in Icelandic and English.



Central Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Production Statistics: Prodcom Sales 2006 by Product and Statistic" (December 2007, web based extraction system, output available in multiple formats).

Industry - Statistical Products:

B. "Output, Input and Income in Agriculture: 2007--Advance Estimate" (December 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).



National Statistics Office Report: "Electricity generation in Malta" (December 2007, .pdf format, 4p.).



National Statistical Office Report: "Economic and Social Situation of Mongolia: (As first 11 months of 2007) (December 2007)."



Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Higher costs for employee training," by Jack Claessen and Jeroen Nieuweboer (Dec. 6, 2007).

B. "Clothes shops moving towards record year in 2007" (Dec. 6, 2007).



Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Grain and oil seeds, area and yields, 2007. Preliminary figures: Large grain yields in 2007" (Dec. 5, 2007). Note: the news release links to three topical tables.

B. "Statistics of accounts-local government owned rehabilitation enterprises, 2002-2006: Profitable development" (Dec. 5, 2007). Note: the news release links to one topical table.

C. "Hazardous waste. Final figures 1999-2005, preliminary figures 2006: 1 million tonnes to approved treatment" (Dec. 5, 2007). Note: the news release links to five topical tables.

D. "Enterprises, by gender, age and education level of the employees: Many enterprises have employees with board experience" (Dec. 6, 2007). Note: the news release links to 10 topical tables.


Palestinian National Authority:

Central Bureau of Statistics News Release: "PCBS Release A Statistical Report about Agriculture Statistics in the Palestinian Territory, 2005\2006" (Dec. 4, 2007)



Central Statistical Office Reports:

A. "Energy from renewable sources in 2006" (December 2007, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 45p.).

B. "Insurance institutions in 2006" (December 2007, .pdf format, 119p., with tables in Microsoft Excel. Report and tables are also available in .zip compressed format).



National Institute of Statistics Periodicals:

A. Monthly Statistical Bulletin - No. 10 (December 2007, .pdf format, 195p.). Note: the periodical is in Romanian and English.

B. Prices - Statistical Bulletin No. 10 (December 2007, .pdf format,68p.). Note: the periodical is in Romanian and English.

Both can be accessed from:

Click on periodical icon below title for link to full text.



Scottish Government Report: "Transport across Scotland in 2005 and 2006: some Scottish Household Survey results for parts of Scotland" (December 2007, .pdf format, 79p.).



Statistical Office News Releases, Data:

A. "Regional gross domestic product, Slovenia, 2000-2005" (Dec. 10, 2007).

B. "Performance of enterprises by activity, Slovenia, 2006 - provisional data" (Dec. 6, 2007).

C. "Business demography, detailed data, Slovenia 2004 - final data" (Dec. 5, 2007). Data are available in the SI-Stat database.

D. "Household Budget Survey, detailed data, Slovenia, 2000--2005" (Dec. 7, 2007). Data are available in the SI-Stat database.



1. Department for Transport Report: "Transport trends: 2007" (December 2007,.pdf format, 150p.).

2. House of Commons Research Paper: "Economic Indicators, December 2007," by Bryn Morgan (December 2007, .pdf format, 28p.).

3. National Statistics Office Periodical, First Releases:

A. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 548, December 2007, .pdf format, 287p.).

B. "Foreign direct investment 2006" (December 2007, .pdf format, 14p.).

C. "International transactions of the UK film and television industries, 2006" (December 2007, .pdf format, 13p.).

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Demographic Research Article: "Economic integration in an urban labor market Does migration matter? The case of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso," by Younoussi Zourkaleini and Victor Piché (Vol. 17, Article 17, December 2007, .pdf format, p. 497-540). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts:

A. "The impact of climate change on smallholder and subsistence agriculture," by John F. Morton (Vol. 104, No. 50, Dec. 11, 2007, p. 19680-19685).

B. "Scaling and efficiency determine the irreversible evolution of a market," by F. Baldovin and A. L. Stella (Vol. 104, No. 50, Dec. 11, 2007, p. 19741-19744).


American Enterprise Institute Periodical: Economic Outlook (December 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.). The subject of this month's issue is: "Why Do Financial Firms Take Too Much Risk?" by John H. Makin.


Brookings Institution Report: "The Role of the IMF in Low-Income Countries: Recent Issues," by Domenico Lombardi (December 2007, .pdf format, 8p.).


World Economic Forum Report: "The Global Gender Gap Report: 2007," by Ricardo Hausmann, Laura D. Tyson, and Saadia Zahidi (2007, .pdf format, 162p.).

More information about WEF:


European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Report: "Gender and working conditions in the European Union," by Brendan Burchell, Colette Fagan, Catherine O'Brien, and Mark Smith (December 2007, .pdf format, 78p.).

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Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago [Illinois]:

A. "How the Credit Channel Works: Differentiating the Bank Lending Channel and the Balance Sheet Channel," by Lamont K. Black and Richard J. Rosen (WP-2007-13, October 2007, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "Nonparametric Analysis of Intergenerational Income Mobility with Application to the United States," by Debopam Bhattacharya and Bhashkar Mazumder (WP-2007-13, September 2007, .pdf format, 73p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [Missouri]: "A General Equilibrium Theory of College with Education Subsidies, In-School Labor Supply, and Borrowing Constraints," by Carlos Garriga, and Mark P. Keightley (Working Paper 2007-51A, November 2007, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco [California]: "Subprime Mortgage Delinquency Rates," by Mark Doms, Fred Furlong, and John Kraine (Working Paper 2007-33, November 2007, .pdf format, 29p.).


We evaluate the importance of three different channels for explaining the recent performance of subprime mortgages. First, the riskiness of the subprime borrowing pool may have increased. Second, pockets of regional economic weakness may have helped push a larger proportion of subprime borrowers into delinquency. Third, for a variety of reasons, the recent history of local house price appreciation and the degree of house price deceleration may have affected delinquency rates on subprime mortgages. While we find a role for all three candidate explanations, patterns in recent house price appreciation are far and away the best single predictor of delinquency levels and changes in delinquencies. Importantly, after controlling for the current level of house price appreciation, measures of house price deceleration remain significant predictors of changes in subprime delinquencies. The results point to a possible role for changes in house price expectations for explaining changes in delinquencies.


International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added several new working papers. The papers are Nos. 271- 273. 275:


World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released new working papers. See the list at:

New papers are: 4429-4434.

Click on "More" for the rest.


Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

The new working papers are: 3197-3199


Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2007.

The new papers are numbered 2154-2158


New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Dec. 1, 2007).


AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

American Economic Review: (Vol. 97, No. 5, December 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal (Vol.14, No.1, June 2007).

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 42, No. 4, Fall 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and this issue.

Scroll to Fall issue at the bottom of the page.

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 44, No. 2, January 2008).

Management Science (Vol. 53, Nos. 11, 12, November, December 2007).

November 2007:

December 2007:

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US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing Testimony: "Hearing Examines Executive Pay and Compensation Consultants," a hearing held December 5, 2007 (.pdf format).

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Luxembourg Income Study:

A. "The Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) microdata are now available for use" (Dec. 6, 2007).

More information: (Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

Data Access:

B. "Guidelines for Labor Market Variables" (December 2007, .pdf format, 50p.).


US Department of Agriculture: Farm Business and Household Survey Data: Customized Data Summaries from ARMS (Agricultural Resource Management Survey) (Updated December 2007).

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